Janet Klein

Janet Klein, MS, RDN, CDN, CDE. is Orange Regional's Bariatric Surgery Program Director. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics from the State University College at Oneonta and her Master of Science in Education from Queen’s College University. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator, a Registered Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist, American Heart Association Certified Cardiovascular Counselor and a member of the Integrated Health group of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). She brings more than 35 years of clinical, educational and leadership experience to Orange Regional, where she spearheaded the Bariatric Surgery program in 2008, received Accreditation for the program through the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) in 2011, re-accredited the program through the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Bariatric Surgery Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) in 2014, and continues to lead the program with passion 10 years later. Janet can be reached at 845-333-2123 or jklein@ghvhs.org.
Janet Klein has written 62 posts for Orange Regional Medical Center

Manage your cravings after weight loss surgery

Whether you are preparing for surgery or are focusing on weight loss/maintenance after surgery, food cravings can pose a challenge in your everyday life. Cravings can be the result of stress, boredom, the environment you are in, not following a proper meal schedule or other reasons. Cravings have little to do with nutrients and plenty … Continue reading

VITAMIN GUIDELINES AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

After bariatric surgery you must take vitamins for the rest of your life. Serious illness can result from non-compliance with your vitamin and mineral guidelines. Mood, energy, and focus can also suffer from a lack of proper vitamins after bariatric surgery. Blood tests are required every three months for your first year after surgery and … Continue reading

LONG TERM POST BARIATRIC SURGERY DIET: THE FUTURE/FOOD FOR LIFE

Only when you are able to tolerate a good variety of foods from Stage 2, should you then move tentatively onto Stage 3…eating FOOD FOR LIFE. Typically this occurs between 8-16 weeks post-op but everyone is different and always follow the advice of your own bariatric team (and, just because your dietitian says you can … Continue reading

Relationship Challenges before and after Weight-loss Surgery by Walter Medlin, MD, FACS

The weight-loss surgery journey is one of the most profound changes in our lives. Following nutrition, an exercise and follow-up program may be hard work, but the most challenging daily adjustment is, “the way people treat me differently.” She burst into tears. Why? I had just walked into the hospital room, saying “your nurse tells … Continue reading

Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss

Body Contouring (Body Lift) Tummy Tuck Breast Lift Should You Have Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss? Many people who have lost 100 pounds or more are overjoyed at their success. After losing a lot of weight, though, you still may have loose, heavy folds of skin left as a reminder of your former self. Plastic … Continue reading

Dining Out After Bariatric Surgery

For most Americans eating out is a common experience and has become more and more frequent with everyone’s busy schedule. With a little planning and thoughtful ordering you can eat out while still continuing your new healthy way of eating.  Don’t forget everything you have been working on at home and apply it to your … Continue reading

“Transition to Health” Ayo Fitness Program

Click to learn more about the AYO Fitness and ORMC collaboration: “Transition to Health” Program  

Emotional Eating & Common Food Challenges After Bariatric Surgery

People tend to bury their feelings in food. Food is often used as a comfort source for many emotions. It’s like our best friend. Bariatric surgery provides a tool to control your portion sizes and combined with our program, can teach you to choose your foods wisely. Bariatric surgery does not change your life in … Continue reading

Holiday Eating after Weight Loss Surgery

 Traditionally, the holiday season spanning November into the New Year is especially challenging for weight control.   The winter season evokes cravings for “comfort” foods characterized by warm, soothing meals rich in fat and carbohydrates, or sweet baked goods with their enticing aromas.   If you’re in a quandary as to how to navigate through … Continue reading

Strength Training for Beginners

Calling all strength-training beginners: Get started on getting stronger with this plan. By Sarah Richards Ideally, a strength workout should include 8 to 10 exercises targeting the major muscle groups. Beginners can start out by using two sets of dumbbells (3 to 5 pounds and 8 to 12 pounds) or a set of resistance bands. … Continue reading